“E. hochstetteri is a mushroom, and it’s blue. It’s really, really, really blue—almost unbelievably blue, saturated in a way more often associated with kids’ markers or mouth-staining candy than with fungi. The diminutive mushrooms play an outsized role in New Zealand’s cultural landscape and also flourishes in locals’ lives, with the Māori using these mushrooms as food, medicine, and pigments for tattoos.”
As I have told a few before:
do what you can to help others.
That is my mantra.
This made me laugh, so I just had to share it. A man in Fargo, North Dakota recently discovered that a squirrel had been stashing away walnuts for the winter — around his truck’s engine. And not just a few, but 180 pounds! That is a lot of walnuts. I have been depressed lately, so anything that makes me laugh is good.
Seeing this photo instantly reminded me of beautiful, little butterflies that David Tovey, our artist friend in London, made and shipped to us in Seattle for Found Fashion last year. I wonder if anyone has some pics. Delightful things. Wish I knew how he made them. So small and delicate.
“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”
— JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
One of the preeminent figures in German literature, he was a poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theater director, and critic — “the last true polymath to walk the earth.”